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« on: September 19, 2006, 10:04:12 am »
Welcome to year 2008. This last year, we had 27 yojimbo on staff.  We need alot more this coming year.  I wont sugar coat the job. You will be up early and to bed late, sometimes you may not sleep or eat for long periods of time. But the rewards of seeing all those con goers having a great time is what we are all about. so please PM me the following information and I will add your information to the roster.

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Age at time of Con

Thanks one and all. Your help in this is much appreciated.

PS: we ALWAYS need more help so dont be shy. Any quesitons.. post below.
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Re: Yojimbo Rolecall 2008
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 12:17:13 am »
Lets get the ball rolling. 364 days until the next convention!
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Re: Yojimbo Rolecall 2008
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007, 03:21:36 pm »
You should already know my info by now, ky.  :-P
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 05:07:28 pm »
In terms of recruitment, we would espeically appreciate having more females sign up.  If you have before, give a shout out because I didn't see many at the con.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 09:17:05 pm »
  I will be back as well next year.  It is my intent to be involved with the Yojimbo every step of the way but who knows in what way.  But I look forward to being with you guys and I'm certainly not going to miss the chance to see everyone next year. :)
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 05:35:54 am »
As A yojimbo for a better part of the cons Life, I want you all to know what kylite said is true but it is worth seeing everybody happy.

Also everybody loves waffles and if you join the yojimbo we can kick back and hang.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2007, 05:01:45 pm »
As A yojimbo for a better part of the cons Life, I want you all to know what kylite said is true but it is worth seeing everybody happy.

Also everybody loves waffles and if you join the yojimbo we can kick back and hang.

Or in some cases tie up some of the beloved goggle squad.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007, 10:23:15 pm »
I'd like to point out that the more Yojimbo there are, the less difficult the job will become.  We should definitely aim to have a better ratio of Yojimbo to congoer then 1:100 for next year.  I can hardly handle 2 or 3 crazy congoers myself, so I have a lot of respect for the Yojimbo, who somehow manage to keep everything from exploding and dying.

I'm already signing up as staff for the gaming room (where I'll certainly be more effective), so I can't help out as Yojimbo, but I'll be rootin' ya'll on!
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2007, 01:03:32 am »
I am down for doing it all again... and maybe this time I will not lose my voice or nothing lol but yeah I had a blast working as a yojimbo this year and will be more then glad to offer my services again next year lol
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 01:31:51 pm »
Here is a stupid question:

Do you have to volunteer before you become a Yojimbo? I'm very interested to be either :OO



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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2007, 10:47:14 pm »
nope, my first year as yojimbo I walked into kumoricon the night before the con looking to pre-reg. they asked me to help them set up a few things, I was more the happy to help. they asked if I wanted to be security, I said yes, next thing I knew I was yojimbo LOL.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2007, 11:26:00 pm »
  No need to be a volunteer prior to joining the Yojimbo.  Most of us have rather amusing stories of how we started out, myself included.  The past few years it's been a bit more formalized but even so if you want to sign up to join us than you are quite welcome too.  You just need to contact the Ops Director, either in email, at a meeting, or through the Yojimbo recruitment officer (kylite).  There is a staff form on the website to fill out and the trainings to get to but otherwise signing up is a breeze.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2007, 09:22:23 am »
Alright &hearts; thank you all :D I'm a little nervous but I hope I will do alright.
And I already preregistered, will that be a problem? If so please let me know.
And do I mail my application? Or just post it here? I'm sorry to be a bother and all of that.


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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2007, 10:41:35 am »
although the yojimbo squad is mostly made up of males, we do have a few females and we always welcome more.  There are times when the situation requires a womans touch such as addressing a female attendee about improper cosplay. coming from a guy its just plain creepy LOL.

just post the required info here OR send me a PM and I will add you to our roster. as for you already pre-registering, I will see what can be done but I don't know the exact rules on that one yet.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2007, 04:08:21 pm »
It was an impluse to register at the Sakura festival XD I couldn't help myself.

Oh and here is my information, I will PM to you, is that alright?

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2007, 06:06:24 pm »
Welcome anime_gurl.  As the guys have said, some of us actively seek out this job, some of us sort of fall into it by mistake, LOL. 
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2007, 08:31:46 pm »
Thank you Hawkeye &hearts; I'm really nervous about it though, I must admit. But hopefully this will get me to be less shy, and meet people at conventions. I hope so at least. :D
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2007, 09:53:41 pm »
Well honestly that is why I joined staff.  I'm more of a wall flower in groups but I decided the best way to meet people and have fun with anime was to join as a staff member.

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2007, 01:48:47 am »
anime gurl It will be a pleasure to have you along for the ride. I remember my first year as a yojimbo, it was 05 I went to the meeting and found out they wouldn't let me do it.  then I was kicking back int he game room and kylite comes up to me and pulls me outside. I figure I was in trouble of some sort maybe he had remember that at 04 every time I saw him I would mention to him what his fma costume reminded me of. but he instead asked me to join yojimbo which I did with great honor.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2007, 09:10:49 am »
*takes waffles out back and beats him for good measure*
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2007, 09:24:56 am »
:OOOO

uh oh.I won't be beaten to death will I?
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2007, 10:08:07 am »
*laughs* nah its all in good fun, waffles gave me a hard time saying my FMA Hughes outfit was a bellhop outfit back in 04.

the yojimbo are all one big family. we watch out for each other and take care of each other. but like most good families, a little rough housing is always in the works LOL
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2007, 10:43:09 am »
oohh I see. I would be slightly offended too, tee-hee. Well thank you very much for letting me join the family, :OO
tee-hee. A little rough housing is always peachy I suppose :]] &hearts;


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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2007, 02:51:54 pm »
yes one big family, ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US!!!
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2007, 03:25:23 pm »
XD tee-hee silly Waffles

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2007, 08:12:53 am »
*pulls waffles out and beats him again for good measure*  welcome anime_gurl, we need all the people we can get.  It's really quite fun despite all the chaos sometimes.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2007, 01:00:59 pm »
Especially at around 1am when all hell has broken loose and Browny is out for bloode =D
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« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2007, 09:13:44 pm »
oh dear [laughs] I'm excited already! tee-hee

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2007, 05:48:28 pm »
I will be available as well this coming year....though the weekend meetings are a little hard for me to make since I work retail hell, I work weekends alot
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2007, 08:18:13 pm »
We'll see what happens then, we should be able to work around your schedule.  Bear in mind, the Goggle Squad boys are unable to make some of the meetings as well due to where they live and we work with them just fine.
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« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2007, 10:37:24 pm »
Bear in mind, the Goggle Squad boys are unable to make some of the meetings as well due to where they live and we work with them just fine.
that and the occasion of one of them being caution taped up ;D
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2007, 12:21:36 pm »
ECK.
Do you tape up the Yojimbo too? [hides]

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2007, 04:06:09 pm »
  Certainly.  I tape the Yojimbo into place once they are too exhausted to work anymore.  The big red vests are to hide the bindings!  Mwahahaha
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2007, 05:24:18 pm »
  Certainly.  I tape the Yojimbo into place once they are too exhausted to work anymore.  The big red vests are to hide the bindings!  Mwahahaha

Hmm.....I don't remember you with any tape.......mind you I don't remember much after that first night in ops.....except for Default giggling like a little school girl.....I'll never forget that sound
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2007, 09:07:40 pm »
Ehhhhh?
[hides] I don't know if I want to do this anymore!
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2007, 12:11:42 am »
  Well see you don't have to worry, I likely won't be in charge next year.  The new boss might just have a midget hyped up on caffeinne to entertain Yojimbo.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2007, 10:51:11 am »
  Well see you don't have to worry, I likely won't be in charge next year.  The new boss might just have a midget hyped up on caffeinne to entertain Yojimbo.
Joel Langley (Eternal Yamcha) would fit that bill quite nicely, LOL.
Bear in mind, the Goggle Squad boys are unable to make some of the meetings as well due to where they live and we work with them just fine.
that and the occasion of one of them being caution taped up ;D
That's what happens at the end of con when we get too silly to care anymore.  :-)
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« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2007, 10:41:55 pm »
Bear in mind, the Goggle Squad boys are unable to make some of the meetings as well due to where they live and we work with them just fine.
that and the occasion of one of them being caution taped up ;D
That's what happens at the end of con when we get too silly to care anymore.  :-)
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« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2007, 10:20:05 am »
Ohhh I see. That doesn't sound....too bad. tee-hee

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2007, 03:01:28 pm »
is there anyway to be a part time yojimbo?  Like not be staff and only help out one day of the con?
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2007, 03:36:11 pm »
That... could depend.  Do you want to instead also participate in another staff level position and happen to be Yojimbo for a day too? (That would fulfil the staff commitment requirements that I recall are attached to the position. ... You know, I could have sworn fulfill was spelled this way... I Really need to check out my dictionary support.)
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2007, 05:50:13 pm »
Well the whole thing is that I feel for the overworked yojimbo but and want to help out, but at the same time I still want to have fun at the con.  I was helping someone watch a door at the con just because they looked tired and needed help but because I didn't have a staff badge it wasn't legit for me to watch a door alone.

Not saying I'll do this but, it looks like street team is a staff position right?  Would that be an example of what you were talking about?
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2007, 09:09:32 pm »
I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure that street team is now considered a volunteer position.

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2007, 03:53:17 am »
I'm trying to recall exactly what I heard when I was as tired as I was by the end of the last meeting... but I recall hearing that any position must exist on the organisational charts.  Thus... Look Here  (Yes, it's hidden in plain sight by being listed not as a specific document, but a hyperlink like you just saw.  Hit the front page, then Documents, and it's towards the end.)

The org chart for Publicity lists a 'Street Team' (staff) position, reporting to 'Street Team' (management), reporting to Publicity Director (JeffT for this year).

Now, if that position is to be removed... well, I don't specifically recall hearing that, but I'm sure Jeff would know about any such motions.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2007, 07:26:03 am »
I just remember it was part of the changes they had mentioned at the beginning of the meeting when we had voted on the bylaws changes.  They had made changes to what is considered volunteers and what is considered staff.  If I recall that mooks and grunts also will not be considered a staff position either.

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2007, 11:58:09 am »
I'm pretty sure they said positions like street team will be made into a volunteer thing, as it is not based on hours, it is based on how many places they go to.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2007, 07:55:54 pm »
I'm pretty sure they said positions like street team will be made into a volunteer thing, as it is not based on hours, it is based on how many places they go to.
Correct, I'd not remembered hearing street team, but it's in the min (near the top, first item) (and honestly I wasn't trying to memorise those details, just the general outline of things... being there for another 4-5 hours after that didn't help).
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2007, 11:58:54 am »
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Hey, another girl-ish-thing here who would love to join up and help out. I also have a few other friends who might be interested in joining up as well.

One of my friends who was interested in joining was curious if yojimbo could cosplay and attend panels like regular con-goers might. Is this possible?

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« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2007, 12:02:33 pm »
Full Name: I'll pm this or email this.
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Hey, another girl-ish-thing here who would love to join up and help out. I also have a few other friends who might be interested in joining up as well.

One of my friends who was interested in joining was curious if yojimbo could cosplay and attend panels like regular con-goers might. Is this possible?


To answer your question I think so. I'm cosplaying and I'm attending as a Yojimbo [hitshead]

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2007, 12:05:10 pm »
Full Name: I'll pm this or email this.
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Hey, another girl-ish-thing here who would love to join up and help out. I also have a few other friends who might be interested in joining up as well.

One of my friends who was interested in joining was curious if yojimbo could cosplay and attend panels like regular con-goers might. Is this possible?


To answer your question I think so. I'm cosplaying and I'm attending as a Yojimbo [hitshead]

Oh, okay! Thank you. ^_^

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2007, 12:07:59 pm »
No problem at all! :D I'm glad I can actually help! [laughs]

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2007, 12:10:27 pm »
  The quick answer to the cosplaying Yojimbo is yes, mostly.  The rules regarding it are as follows:
   1) Under most circumstances weaponry or prop weaponry can't be worn with a costume while doing the Yojimbo work as you do not wish to frighten or intimidate any attendees you need to talk with.  They should be left in the room until your time off. Exceptions to this can be made depending on the prop, and permission from the Yojimbo Manager
   2) During hours working as a Yojimbo, you should not wear a mask as you want to appear friendly to attendees and approachable.
   3) Any form of costume can be worn while working as a Yojimbo so long as it falls within the normal convention policy guidelines but you must be willing to wear the red haori in such a way as to keep it visible from front and back at all times you are working.
   None of these have seemed to be a problem over the years, at least I have never recieved any complaints regarding them.  If you have any questions about a particular prop or costume you are welcome to PM me about it this month, or PM the Yojimbo Manager after this month, once the job has been assigned.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2007, 12:21:14 pm »
 The quick answer to the cosplaying Yojimbo is yes, mostly.  The rules regarding it are as follows:
   1) Under most circumstances weaponry or prop weaponry can't be worn with a costume while doing the Yojimbo work as you do not wish to frighten or intimidate any attendees you need to talk with.  They should be left in the room until your time off. Exceptions to this can be made depending on the prop, and permission from the Yojimbo Manager
   2) During hours working as a Yojimbo, you should not wear a mask as you want to appear friendly to attendees and approachable.
   3) Any form of costume can be worn while working as a Yojimbo so long as it falls within the normal convention policy guidelines but you must be willing to wear the red haori in such a way as to keep it visible from front and back at all times you are working.
   None of these have seemed to be a problem over the years, at least I have never recieved any complaints regarding them.  If you have any questions about a particular prop or costume you are welcome to PM me about it this month, or PM the Yojimbo Manager after this month, once the job has been assigned.

Question [raises hand sheepishly]
Do we get sized for the haori? Or are we just given any size?

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2007, 12:42:33 pm »
The haori's are one size..and they are big.

I cosplay and do yojimbo at the same time. Just some costumes you can't really wear while wearing a haori. The question about attending panels and such: for the most part, we are usually working most of the con, but how we did it last year allows ypu to schedule your free time around events you want to attend or possibly working events you want to attend so you can still go to them.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2007, 01:03:32 pm »
The haori's are one size..and they are big.

I cosplay and do yojimbo at the same time. Just some costumes you can't really wear while wearing a haori. The question about attending panels and such: for the most part, we are usually working most of the con, but how we did it last year allows ypu to schedule your free time around events you want to attend or possibly working events you want to attend so you can still go to them.

Ahhh alright I see :D maybe I can shrink mine to an extent [laughs] Just kidding. Thank you!

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2008, 07:20:33 pm »
May I know the age limit, since I'm guessing it's 16 and up? Sorry, I was just wondering, and ignore this question if it's already been answered. I already found the answer. Sorry.  ;)
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2008, 12:28:11 am »
I sent my info in. It would be really awesome to work as a Yojimbo... and if it helps you are asking for more ladies I can crossplay while I'm working if that would help.....
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2008, 12:39:28 am »
I sent my info in. It would be really awesome to work as a Yojimbo... and if it helps you are asking for more ladies I can crossplay while I'm working if that would help.....

He can I've seen it.. We've been in our place at Sakuracon and even girls think he's a girl ^^..


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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2008, 06:51:27 pm »
Yay~!!!

I want to join too. =D
I send a PM.
I'm really looking forward to being able to help. :3

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2008, 01:28:31 am »
Okay, for those of you who have signed up on the yojimbo roster but have not made it to a meeting yet, I highly suggest you do what you can to be at the June general meeting.  We need to get you signed up as staff (bring $10 with you, that's your reg fee) and on the staff section of the forums.  I will post the remainder of the training schedule for the summer as well as other pertinent information later.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2008, 04:08:16 pm »
WOOOT

Im really looking forward to this ^^

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« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2008, 08:55:41 pm »
WOOOT

Im really looking forward to this ^^
I'm glad you are looking forward to this, we definitely need more people.  Have you given kylite your information yet so we can add you to our roster?
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« Reply #62 on: June 04, 2008, 09:02:27 pm »
WOOOT

Im really looking forward to this ^^
Yay me too. I can't wait. LoL

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« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2008, 08:56:40 am »
WOOOT

Im really looking forward to this ^^
I'm glad you are looking forward to this, we definitely need more people.  Have you given kylite your information yet so we can add you to our roster?
yes i have

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« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2008, 01:13:50 pm »
Just double checking.  >^_^<
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2008, 02:29:01 pm »
How long will it take for me to get a reply??
Wheres the next meeting

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2008, 10:39:29 am »
I apologize for anyone who hasn't received a reply yet *smacks kylite for not updating the roster in a timely manner*.  If you haven't already seen, the meeting is still on the 22nd and will be at Clark College in Vancouver.  The more people that show up the better, as I'd really like to have most of our squad registered as staff by the end of July.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2008, 03:50:48 pm »
sweet ill definetly try to be there  :)

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2008, 10:29:08 pm »
Just a thought for any and all of you who have either signed up to be on the yojimbo squad, or are thinking about it.  We really need you signed up as staff ASAP, we're less than three months out from the con and we need to make sure we have a full roster, I would like to have all potential yojimbo signed up as staff by the July general meeting.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2008, 11:08:31 pm »
a big sorry to everyone for not getting back to you sooner, iv been letting life get a bit in the way and im getting back on track now :) I really do hope to see you all at the general meetings form here on out if you can make it. Please note if you have not attended a general meeting or yojimbo training session by the august general meeting you will NOT be eligable to attend as yojimbo staff. I am placing this restriction in the hopes to motivate some of you. we have 9 who are paid and trained, the rest have not paid or filled out staff forms. (tho some have trained)

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I think what kylite means is that it will be very unlikely you will be allowed to attend as staff if you're not signed up by the final August general meeting, as there are at least two that month.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #70 on: June 19, 2008, 06:00:43 pm »
Pfft..only because at one of the few meetings I can actually attend there's no forms <.<

Can't make the one this weekend..at PDXLAN in July..oi <.<
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2008, 07:34:36 pm »
Just a thought for any and all of you who have either signed up to be on the yojimbo squad, or are thinking about it.  We really need you signed up as staff ASAP, we're less than three months out from the con and we need to make sure we have a full roster, I would like to have all potential yojimbo signed up as staff by the July general meeting.
Hey I still was a bit confuse for the badge???
Who do I have to talk to send the picture?
I would really appreciate some help. :3

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2008, 01:11:27 pm »
For any of our current yojimbo under 18 and any thinking of joining yojimbo, you do indeed need to fill out the same parental consent/guardianship paperwork as any other attendee would.  You also will have to abide by the convention curfew, meaning that you will need to be out of convention space by 12:00 AM.  If you have any other questions about it, feel free to talk to me or kylite.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2008, 08:09:00 pm »
Hello,

My friend and I went to K-Con last year and loved it. This year she wanted to join the Yojimbo, now she would have done this herself, but she doesn't have a computer right now.

How would one go about joining the Yojimbo? She lives in the Portland area and she would really like to know.

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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2008, 11:37:21 am »

Well to Join you have to go the meetings. The next one is On the 19 of this month, Saturday.
It will be held on the Portland DoubleTree Hotel, which is also were Kumoricon will be held at this year as well.
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« Reply #75 on: July 12, 2008, 11:44:13 am »
Thank You, I will tell her right away!
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« Reply #76 on: July 12, 2008, 04:07:15 pm »
You are welcome.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #77 on: July 17, 2008, 02:14:10 am »
Updates for any and all who have either signed up to be yojimbo or want to.  The final time to do so is during the final general meeting on August 16th.  Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have all parental consent/guardianship forms filled out.  If you've already signed up and want a custom image on your staff badge, please bring it to the meeting this weekend in digital format.  The training schedule for rest of summer goes as follows:  July general meeting, July 27th, all four Sundays in August (even the week before con), and both general meetings in August.  If none of these work for you, please tell us so we can work with you.  Also, the meeting on August 24th will be conducted by kylite on his own as I have tickets for Phantom of the Opera that day.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2008, 10:55:50 pm »
Welcome to all of our new yojimbo recruits, it's nice to see you here.  Squeak, it's nice to see you return, same to you and Jewboy, Waffles.
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #79 on: July 25, 2008, 09:57:22 am »
Just a reminder, we have a training session scheduled for this upcoming Sunday at 2 pm, Pioneer Place Mall.  Our resident cameraman tomthefanboy may show up to film the training session which I've encouraged him to do, so the more people who can attend, please do so (it's not required, I'd just like to give him as many people for the filming as possible).
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #80 on: July 25, 2008, 11:08:21 am »
for clarification, 2pm, pioneer place mall, food court, center section. You can spot me as all in black with the exception of blue sleeves and a black hat. Megan will be wearing black on skirt, shirt, shoes, and red on hat and tie.

Hope to see people there :)
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2008, 05:22:22 pm »
I got a question

last year I was too young they said so instead I just did random volunteer work like I watch the game room door until suddenly I was being awakend and told that my shift was over and thanks alot. after that I was a run around go to boy for about an hour. and that morning when I signed in I noticed they were a bit short shifted so I asked them if they needed help they said yeah, and then I sat back there and punched cards until they were done. anyways my question is can I do that this year too because I want to do con stuffs too?
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2008, 10:18:21 pm »
well it sounds like you want to be a volunteer more then a yojimbo :) (yojimbo are pretty much on duty all of con)
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2008, 11:04:19 pm »
yeah pretty much except like if I see somewhere under staffed, would it be cool if I offered help? like instead of actually signing up to be a volunteer just helping when I saw some in trouble? oh is there any way you could possibly tell me if were gonna have more staff?
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Re: Yojimbo (security) Sign-Up 2008
« Reply #84 on: August 07, 2008, 04:58:26 pm »
yeah pretty much except like if I see somewhere under staffed, would it be cool if I offered help? like instead of actually signing up to be a volunteer just helping when I saw some in trouble? oh is there any way you could possibly tell me if were gonna have more staff?
Actually, "roaming helper" would be a fantastic volunteer position.  Come to the August 16th meeting; I want to talk to people about developing this concept further and it would be great to have an experienced roaming helper there.
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